Climb Leader, Nikki Reeves
Postpartum Support International Holds Annual Climb Out of the Darkness ®
June 22 in Loganville, Georgia
Climbs held worldwide to raise awareness of perinatal mental health
Loganville, Georgia, June 22—Climb Out of the Darkness®, the world’s largest event raising awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders, will hold a regional Climb in Loganville on June 22. Women and men who are survivors of postpartum depression (PPD), anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and psychosis from all over the world will walk, stroll or climb together at a local park or hiking trail to symbolize their collective rise out of the darkness as well as to raise funds for Postpartum Support International (PSI), a nonprofit organization and online community of support resources for women around the world. Our events are unique from other health walks, because our communities include the people who have suffered from a mental health complication and the doctors, therapists, hospital administrators, researchers and other professionals walking arm in arm. The stakes are high, and we are all in it together. This is the sixth-annual Climb Out of the Darkness®, held to shine light on perinatal mental illness.
Everyone is invited to participate in their local Climb Out of the Darkness® to be held at Meridian Park, June 22 at 10am. Participants must register prior to the event at https://postpartum.z2systems.com/np/clients/postpartum/campaignTeam.jsp?campaignId=1&teamId=67
Sponsorships from local businesses are also being accepted. Please contact local Climb Leader, Nikki Reeves, at 770-910-0014 or Nikki.email@example.com for more information on sponsorships that will help support the Climb.
“It is an exciting time for Climb Out of the Darkness and a growing awareness worldwide of the mental health needs of new and expecting parents,” said Wendy N. Davis, Executive Director of Postpartum Support International. “Working together, we are improving the safety net for families around the world. This event unifies those suffering, survivors, doctors, therapists, in the fight against perinatal mental health complications. We hope you will join us.”
Money raised by the Climb will support PSI goals to provide funds to local groups and organizations, provide low-cost training in perinatal mood disorders for providers in underserved areas, train law enforcement and legal experts, mentor peer supporters and group leaders, and train primary healthcare providers. To learn more about Climb Out of the Darkness®, visit http://www.postpartum.net/join-us/climbout/ or contact the local Climb Leader, Nikki Reeves, at 770-910-0014or Nikki.firstname.lastname@example.org
About Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International (PSI), founded in 1987, is the leading organization dedicated to helping women and families suffering from perinatal depression and anxiety disorders. We provide direct peer support to families, train professionals in perinatal mental health assessment and treatment, and provide a bridge to connect families with those specialists. PSI has professional and lay members in every US State and 49 other countries. For more information, visit www.postpartum.net, follow on Twitter at @postpartumhelp or like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PostpartumSupportInternational.
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Postpartum Support International holds sixth annual Climb Out of the Darkness ® in City to raise awareness of perinatal mental health disorders
What: Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders such as postpartum depression (PPD), anxiety, bipolar disorders, OCD and psychosis. As part of the Climb, survivors, friends, and families around the world climb, hike, or walk together at a local mountain or park to symbolize their collective rise out of the darkness as well as to raise funds for Postpartum Support International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting pregnant and postpartum families around the world.
Where:Meridian Park in Loganville,GA